Former Sen. Jon Woods and his friend Randell Shelton, both convicted in a kickback scheme involving state money sent to Ecclesia College, have filed a motion in their appeal seeking sealed documents filed in the case.
In a joint motion filed Monday with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, their attorneys, Shelly Koehler
What’s it about? The motion doesn’t say. But the attorneys say they need to see the whole record to adequately prepare an appeal. A government response is due Feb. 14.
Last week, Shelton’s attorney filed permission to file an overlength brief. Koehler said she needed more than 30 pages to deal with all the issues she wanted to raise, including “alleged errors ranging from constructive amendment of the
indictment to bad faith destruction of evidence to improper ex parte communication with the jury by the presiding judge. “